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Nordic Unmanned will become the first publicly listed drone operator in Europe

Sandnes, Norway – Nordic Unmanned AS, a leading European provider ofdrone systems and services, is contemplating a private placement and listing on Euronext Growth Oslo (currently Merkur Market) in order to finance expected strong growth and international expansion. “While the largest market for high-end drones has so far been for

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Terra Drone Completes Investment in Slovenia’s C-Astral

Terra Drone Corporation has completed its investment on Slovenia-based drone manufacturer and integrator, C-Astral Aerospace. C-Astral specializes in the manufacturing high-productivity and high-endurance fixed-wing small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), with a global portfolio of more than 10 years in the commercial, surveying, military and security markets. Toru Tokushige, CEO of

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Philippine Navy Gets Eight ScanEagles

Representatives of the United States Embassy in Manila and the Joint US Military Assistance Group (JUSMAG) led the delivery of a Php710 million ($14.79 million) ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to the Philippine Navy to boost the country’s maritime domain awareness and border security capabilities. In a ceremony at the

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X-59 Quiet Supersonic Aircraft Assembly Presses On

NASA continues to make progress on the assembly of the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology, or QueSST, aircraft, while overcoming challenges presented by the global pandemic. As early as 2024, NASA plans to fly the X-59 QueSST over select communities to gather information about how the public perceives the quiet noise

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Percepto Gets $45 M Series B Funding for Autonomous Inspection of Industrial Sites

Percepto, a supplier of autonomous inspections by industrial robotics, has announced a strategic investment of $45 million in Series B funding led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT) to launch a transformative solution for remote, fully autonomous, asset monitoring, inspection and compliance of industrial sites. KDT is joined by new investors

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Turkey’s MilSOFT Develops AI for Drone Swarms

Turkish defense industry company MilSOFT, which offers software-based solutions for security forces, has developed software for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in a swarm concept. The company developed the MilSOFT drone swarm software with its own resources, which took about four years to complete. It can operate on

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Martin UAV Advances to Mi2 Expeditionary UAS Tech Demo

The US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) AIRWorks has selected Martin UAV to participate in the Mi2 Technology Demonstration live event at the Yuma Proving Grounds between Nov. 30 and Dec. 18, 2020. The Tech Demo is the second phase of the Mi2 Challenge intended to accelerate the

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Zipline, Medical Drone Delivery Pioneer to Headline HISA2020, a Virtual Event by IT News Africa

Technology is transforming industries on a global scale, with the COVID-19 pandemic presenting an interesting opportunity for medical practitioners and policy-makers to test new ways in which technology — like Telemedicine, AI, Big Data, Analytics, Cloud Computing and Mobility — can facilitate sustainable healthcare systems of the future. An example

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CareFlight announces partnership with electric aircraft pioneers AMSL Aero

CareFlight and Australian company AMSL Aero have launched a partnership with the goal of developing aeromedical applications for advanced electric flying vehicles that will tackle rural and regional healthcare inequality and save more lives. In announcing the innovative project, AMSL Aero officially unveiled the energy efficient, electric air ambulance, ‘Vertiia’,

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DJI’s Holiday Gift Guide website will help shoppers find the best drone and camera for there loved ones

With the holiday season quickly approaching, DJI, the global leader in civilian drones and creative camera technology, has launced a Holiday Minisite to help shoppers select the best drone and camera gift options for their loved ones this year. The Holiday Minisite will kick off with DJI’s Black Friday Promotion

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SCHIEBEL Operator/Pilot

SCHIEBEL is looking to hire highly motivated UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) Operator/Pilot to support our worldwide CAMCOPTER® S-100 operations. At SCHIEBEL, we are increasing our global operations. Thus, we are looking for highly motivated CAMCOPTER® S-100 Operator/Pilots who are willing to travel for long-term deployments and reinforce our teams worldwide.

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Drone-Based Shading Analysis Aids Solar Installations

Innovative drone-based tools are substantially changing the solar workflow. Drones can help solar contractors collect on-site, real-time data without cumbersome tools like ladders and tape measures. They boost safety by avoiding roof climbs prior to construction. Using drones and the right analysis tool, contractors can determine dimensions, pitch, azimuth, and

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Japan Airlines Tests Drone Delivery in Mountains

Japan Airlines Co. last week flew a drone carrying emergency relief goods within a city in a mountainous area of western Japan as part of tests aimed at operationalizing logistics services using unmanned aircraft, although the flight was cut short due to adverse winds. During the test flight opened to

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University at Buffalo Builds Outdoor Drone Test Facility

The royal blue poles stand upright, like birthday candles on a cake.They support a massive enclosed netted complex where University at Buffalo professors, students and partners will conduct experiments on unmanned aerial vehicles. The 24,000-square-foot research facility, dubbed SOAR (Structure for Outdoor Autonomy Research) is located on the university’s North

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FAA Moves Forward on Safe Integration of Drones

The FAA published airworthiness criteria for the proposed certification of 10 different Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones as special class aircraft. This is a crucial step to enabling more complex drone operations beyond what is allowed under the small unmanned aircraft rule (Part 107), including package delivery. “The development

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Intel Powers Walmart Holiday Drone Light Show

To help families end the year looking up, Walmart is gifting the “Walmart Holiday Drone Light Show,” an all-new magical experience that brings the joy and wonder of the holiday season to the skies of select communities across the country, and to all families through a special live-streamed event. The

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Terra Drone completes the investment in Slovenia’s aerospace solutions provider C-Astral

Terra Drone Corporation (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Toru Tokushige, hereinafter called “Terra Drone”), the world’s leading provider of industrial drone solutions, has completed their investment on Slovenia-based drone manufacturer and integrator, C-Astral Aerospace (hereinafter called “C-Astral”). C-Astral specializes in the manufacturing high-productivity and high-endurance fixed-wing small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS),

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Avions Mauboussin STOL hybrid hydrogen aircraft

Avions Mauboussin, an aircraft manufacturer based in Belfort (France) since 2017, is developing the first generation of hybrid hydrogen-fuelled aircraft. The French manufacturer is reviving the legendary aviation brand of the 1930s founded by Pierre Mauboussin, with two programmes: Alérion M1h, a light two-seater, and Alcyon M3c, a six-seater. The

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Cyberhawk – Oil, Gas & Marine Inspection Engineer

Location: Ratho, Edinburgh, EH28 8AA Contract: Full time, Permanent Benefits: Subsidised Lunches, Free gym membership to Edinburgh Leisure onsite gym, Edinburgh Indoor Climbing Arena, Discounted Climbing Rates and a great Employee Benefits Scheme! We are Cyberhawk and we are recruiting. Cyberhawk is a fast-growing successful company with big ambitions. We

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Implementing Mode 5 IFF Transponders Into Unmanned Aircraft Systems: What To Know

Manned aircraft worldwide have implemented NATO’s requirement for Mode 5 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) transponders using traditionally sized transponders. However, for unmanned aircraft, down to class 2, the challenges of smaller UAV airframes require new solutions and long-term thinking for a successful Mode 5 IFF transponder implementation. The minimum

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Percepto Secures $45 Million Investment Led by Koch Disruptive Technologies to Deliver Truly Autonomous Inspection of Industrial Sites

Launches Autonomous Inspection and Monitoring (AIM) platform harnessing third party remote robotics Debuts Boston Dynamics’ Spot® as the first robot to be integrated with AIM alongside Percepto’s Sparrow Drone Modi’in, Israel, November 24th 2020 – Percepto, pioneering autonomous inspection by industrial robotics, today announced a strategic investment of $45 million

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Kratos Acquires UAS Engineering Co. 5-D Systems

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced that it has acquired 5-D Systems, Inc., a CMMI Level 3 Systems and Software Engineering company with facilities in the Austin, Texas area and in Huntsville, Alabama. 5-D is well-known in the defense/aerospace industry for its more than 20 years of experience

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